Thermal Technology Sells First DCS 15-6 Unit
Thermal Technology recently shipped its first direct current sintering (DCS) 15-6 unit to a prominent U.S. national laboratory. The unit will be put to use in a research and development capacity.
DCS is a processing method for rapid consolidation of powders to any level of density and diffusion bonding. DCS can be used to rapidly process metals, ceramics (conductive and non-conductive) and composites systems, including functional graded materials (FGMs). The DCS furnace design is based around non-pulsed direct current heating, as opposed to spark plasma sintering (SPS) furnace technology, which is capable of both pulsed and non-pulsed direct current. DCS furnaces utilize a compact power supply design, allowing for a high-power furnace to maintain a small footprint. DCS also allows scalability from the R&D size to full industrial production of large parts and multi-cavity assemblies.
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